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Our Story

What does Taiga mean?

"Taiga" is originated from the Taiga biome or the boreal forest located in the Northern parts of Canada.

We chose our kennel name Taiga to represent our adventurous lifestyle and our love for hiking!

Some extremely important family members of ours live in the Yukon where the Taiga biome is extremely prominent, therefore we found a perfect blend of adventure and family in the name!

Our Philosophy

As a small hobby kennel, our dogs are born and raised in our home. Our puppies grow up with many different stimuli to get puppies used to the big wide world. 

Puppies are always health checked before going home, they go to their forever homes up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped, CKC Registered, and have genetic health guarantees.

All our dogs are registered with CKC and tested by OFA for Hip and elbow clearances, along with eye clearances annually. Our parents are genetic panel tested with Paw print genetics. Our breeding matches are selected meticulously to ensure great breeding is the only outcome.

All our dogs are working dogs, competing and training in a combination Agility, Disc dog, trick training, lure coursing, dock diving, herding and obedience! 

Along with being great competitors, our dogs are apart of our family and enjoy lots of cuddles, time curled up on the couch with us and of course lots of adventure! 

Our puppies are carefully placed into selected homes only, and all puppy inquiries must fill out a puppy questionairre before hand.  

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Breeder:

Oceanna Toole

Oceanna, also known as Ocean, has worked as an animal caregiver at a local dog boarding and breeding facility since 2015. She has been actively involved in learning and training her first herding dog, Nika(a Border collie x Australian Shepherd) for 2 years, before getting her first Purebred Aussie, Prairie.

Ocean has worked for 4 years training COPE service dogs, and getting multiple awards while placing the dogs she worked with, with those in need of service animals. She is completing her Karen Pryor Academy, Dog Trainer Professional program in early October 2020.

She is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor(CTDI) with Do More With Your Dog, and a member of the CKC, AAC, and player team with Updog! She has attended numerous seminars for training and agility to continue her learning. She also is a trainer of dog agility, for dogs of all breeds! in 2023 Ocean opened a dog boarding, daycare, training and grooming facility known as The Lodge For Paws, catering to all pets!

Although her learning continues Ocean has recieved multiple titles with her dogs including:

  • Herding Instincts Test (HIC)

  • Novice(NTD), Intermediate(ITD), Advanced(ATD) and Expert(ETD) trick dog

  • Agility: High titles in AAC and UKI

  • Many points, and achievements in Updog competitions

  • Placements in toss and fetch international league

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